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* In "The Nursing Report That Didn't Just 'Sit on a Shelf,'" Joyce Pulcini, contributing editor for AJN's Policy and Politics column, provides highlights from an Institute of Medicine event celebrating the impact of the 2010 Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report (


* Julianna Paradisi faces the task of saving an overdose victim's life with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and, after a moment of dread, feels her perspective change as soon as she wonders "Whose Child Is This?" (


* AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy wonders why, in the face of a global shortage of health care workers, many of whom are nurses and midwives, the World Health Organization has yet to fill the nursing and midwifery leadership position at its headquarters-in "Worsening Global Health Workforce Shortage: What's Being Done?" (



"The health of other nations affects our nation as well, as we rely heavily on finances and industry from all over the planet." "I'm a social worker, and I've had a lot of clients who are homeless. You want to help, and you want to imagine that you treat everyone equally, but sometimes you have a visceral reaction to certain odors or even certain visuals." "As a member of the health care team, we tend to become very cynical and almost jaded over time. It takes just one person's story to change a perspective." "I would rather be fired than compromise and put a patient's care in jeopardy."




* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the February issue.


* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with


* the authors of "Posttonsillectomy Pain in Children."


* the author of this month's Legal Clinic, "Lessons Learned from Litigation: The Case of Eric Decker."